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Joseph Seed

Joseph Seed

After defeating his heralds , Joseph will ask for a final confrontation at his compound between the Deputy, the Resistance , and himself. Resist
Main Article: Resist
In the Resist ending, Joseph is fought and defeated, but is revealed to be right after all when a nuclear bomb, followed by two others, ignites and burns the whole county, like a rendering of the Apocalypse. Seed is taken in a truck along with the Deputy and their allies and try to reach Dutch ‘s bunker but they crash which presumably kills everyone but the Father and the Deputy. Eventually, the Father carries the Deputy into the bunker and cuffs them to the bedpost while he kills Dutch. He reveals to the Deputy he should kill them for what he has done but decides to spare them and adds them to the “family.” Walk Away
Main Article: Walk Away
In the Walk Away ending, Joseph thanks the Deputy for their decision, and they leave with Sheriff Whitehorse and the two deputies. While in the car Sheriff Whitehorse turns on the radio which happens to be tuned to a station playing Only You [1] performed by The Platters [2] As the screen turns red this proves that Jacob Seed’s brainwashing of the Junior Deputy using Classical Conditioning [3] was successful. The song, serving as the stimulus, leads to the reflexive response of the Junior Deputy potentially killing all of their police comrades, but as the screen fades to black, the actual final outcome is unknown. Personality Edit
Despite his charismatic nature and psychopathic actions, in conversations Joseph Seed has shown to be a quiet individual with a capacity for mercy. Though he shows no hesitance in inflicting violence on those who might resist him, he has shown that he has a capacity for forgiveness and doesn’t actively seek violence. Even after the Deputy had murdered his siblings, he was willing to allow them to leave Hope County with their friends unarmed to avoid any further bloodshed.
Joseph does display that he cared about his family and followers as he has made it his personal mission in life to protect them from “The Collapse”. When they are murdered, Joseph’s calmness completely erodes and he screams in grief and rage towards the Deputy. Nevertheless, there has shown to be some dominance in Joseph’s interactions with his siblings. He subtly threatened John to make sure the Deputy reaches Atonement or “the Gates of Eden shall be shut [to him]” and Faith seems in fear of whatever punishment Joseph might react to her failures. However, Joseph and Jacob show a more equal relationship due to him being the oldest brother.
Joseph truly believes he was chosen by God to save the world. It’s ambiguius whether this was true or simply a Messiah Complex as a result of his insanity but his premonition did actually come to pass if the Deputy chose to resist him. He had no doubt in the righteousness of his mission but even showed a degree of satisfaction that the world was ending, simply because it was proof he was right all along. His reactionary attitude is firmly placed in how corrupt the world has become believing that the only way for humanity to survive is to return to the days of Eden. Whilst he was aware that he was not a “perfect man”, Joseph Seed’s every action was ultimately what he believed himself to be the righteous hand of God.
Seed spoke calmly and quietly when he spoke but often enunciated his words in sentences to convey a sense of malice to his enemies. Trivia Edit Joseph Seed is the youngest main antagonist (whose age is known) in a Far Cry game at 44, right before Hoyt Volker from Far Cry 3 who was 45 years old. However, it is likely that Ull and Batari from Far Cry Primal were younger, but this is unknown. A charismatic, persuasive and highly manipulative individual, Joseph bears a close resemblance to real-life cult leader David Koresh, who led an armed religious sect called the Branch Davidians, and for which Eden’s Gate takes inspiration from. [4] Joseph is the only antagonist of a Far Cry game to survive the game’s events, no matter what. You can kill, or at least attempt to kill Joseph, if you chose the Resist option, when you are running to safety, but you are instantly killed if you do so. [5] He has several scars on his torso, revealing his sins. His sins are Greed, Gluttony, Lust, Pride, and Sloth. According to the lyrics of the in-game song Now He’s Our Father , Joseph once worked on an orchard, was homeless for a period of time, and was also jailed for reasons related or unrelated to his beliefs. Joseph’s prediction on the ‘collapse’ during the ‘Resist’ ending comes to fruition when Hope County is destroyed by nuclear bombs. Although it could simply be a hallucination brought on by the Bliss, it’s possible the world is threatened with nuclear war as evident in-game during the second interaction with Faith and a news announcement from the radio station in vehicles. Modern nuclear doctrine would preclude the deployment of multiple warheads within a vast wilderness area of little military or strategic significance, which lends some credence to the hallucination theory, which is also supported by the fact that once you select the “Resist” option during the final encounter, Joseph tips two Bliss barrels over, and the green Bliss vapor engulfs the player. You can continue playing after the “Resist” ending, but the sunny main menu background image is replaced by its post-apocalyptic version, which may imply that the nuclear holocaust was not a Bliss-induced illusion. However, it is stated in the beginning that no radio signals can go in or out of Hope County, so it is very likely just a bliss induced hallucination. Joseph has a tattoo of his deceased wife on his arm, with Bliss flowers below her face. He most frequently quotes the Book of Revelation. It is possible to spawn Joseph as an enemy A.I. in the Far Cry Arcade. Joseph is the only antagonist of a Far Cry game to “win,” as he manages to accomplish his goal of surviving/triggering The Collapse while evading justice for his crimes, and capturing/brainwashing the protagonist, although his victory is Pyrrhic at best – without followers, Bliss, and cult bunkers, and in an apparently devastated Hope County, his Project is doomed. Joseph Seed’s past is revealed in ” The Book of Joseph ” that was a pre-order item available to those who purchased the Collectors Edition. Strangely, the book does not mention Joseph’s wife and claims that the Voice spoke to him only twice – first when he was beaten by his obsessively religious father for reading a Spiderman comic book, and then when he was mugged by three men. This contradicts his words (” Prayed for wisdom. Prayed for strength… then I knew. I heard God’s plan for me “) when he told the captured Deputy that he killed his infant child because he was given guidance by God. According to a popular but not generally accepted interpretation of the Bible, the Antichrist will come from Rome. As Joseph Seed and his brothers were born in Rome, Georgia, the inference could be made that he is actually the Antichrist. Joseph is often seen carrying an AR-C as his means of personal self defense (albeit only in emergency situations). After Update 1.06, Joseph is available as a Special Outfit for the deputy. Joseph’s response to the Junior Deputy walking away is a paraphrasing of an excerpt from the bible (Luke 6:37): “Judge not, lest you be judged. Condemn not lest you be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven”. Gallery A render of Joseph Seed Ditto

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